Zouave

Zouave was the title given to certain light infantry regiments in the French Army, normally serving in French North Africa between 1831 and 1962. The name was also adopted during the 19th century by units in other armies, such as volunteer regiments raised for service in the American Civil War and Brazilian free black volunteers in the Paraguayan ...
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Zouave

• (n.) Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65. • (n.) One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.Z...
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Zouave

Zouave noun [ French, from Arabic Zouaoua a tribe of Kabyles living among the Jurjura mountains in Algeria.] (Mil.) (a) One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress. (b) Hence, one...
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Zouave

Member of a corps of French infantry soldiers, first raised in 1831 from the Zouaoua tribe in Algeria. The term came to be used for soldiers in other corps modelled on the French Zouaves. ...
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Zouave

The Zouave were French infantry soldiers, first raised in 1831 from the Zouave (Zouaoua, Zwawa) Berber tribe from Algeria. Later the French Zouave infantry were comprised solely of French soldiers, and were elite corps. The Zouave troops were famed for their uniform based on Moorish dress consisting of a short, blue, embroidered jacket and baggy re...
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